Exercising regularly during pregnancy keeps you fit, increases your energy levels and can help you cope better with labour. It improves mood, posture, muscle tone, and has been shown to decrease rates of gestational diabetes, C-sections and high blood pressure (preeclampsia). Here is a list of exercises that are good for you during pregnancy: 1. Vajra asana: After every meal. Reduces flatulence, acidity and bloating. 2. Cat camel exercise: Helps in backache. It also helps baby to move from breech position to head down. 3. Squats: Or duck walk or moping the floor helps strengthening pelvic floor muscle. Reduces pubic bone pain, hip pain and helps in vaginal birth. It increases blood supply to developing baby. And helps in increasing baby’s weight. 4. Kegel’s exercise: pelvic floor muscles squeezing and releasing helps in urinary incontinence. Regular exercise of vaginal muscles helps in preventing uterine prolapse in future. 5. Butterfly pose: Stretching of pelvic and thigh muscle reduces aches and pains which most women complain while turning on the bed. Breathing exercise in this pose will increase lungs volume and oxygenation to the baby. 6. Walk, stationary cycling, swimming: All of these are regular cardio exercises. Improves circulation, lung capacity, stamina, blood supply, and muscular strength. Remember to warm up, stretch and cool down. Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated, and be careful to avoid overheating.

Exercises During Pregnancy

Exercising regularly during pregnancy keeps you fit, increases your energy levels and can help you cope better with labour. It improves mood, posture, muscle tone, and has been shown to decrease rates of gestational diabetes, C-sections and high blood pressure (preeclampsia). Here is a list of exercises that are good for you during pregnancy: Vajra…

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Emergency Contraceptive / Morning After Pill

Emergency Contraceptive / Morning After Pill

The morning-after pill is meant for backup contraception only. Emergency contraception is used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if birth control method has failed e.g., condom leak. Morning-after pills do not end a pregnancy that has implanted. It works primarily by delaying or preventing ovulation and making uterine environment hostile. In overweight or…

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Can a Pregnant Woman Sleep During an Eclipse

Can a pregnant woman sleep during an Eclipse?

There is absolutely no scientific rationale behind the myth linking abnormalities in the baby with lunar or solar eclipses. Superstitions: In different parts of the world – Stay indoors during the eclipse: It has long been believed that eclipse could cause facial deformities or birthmarks in baby. There’s not a single scientific explanation why pregnant…

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Dry Fruits in pregnancy

Dry Fruits in pregnancy

Myth: Do not eat dry fruits in Pregnancy because it produces heat. Truth: They are super foods as they help in Nausea / sickness Pregnancy pigmentation and stretch marks Hair fall Constipation In fatigue Helps in good sleep Bone health Control sugar Brain development of baby Immunity booster Improves breast milk quality as well as…

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Bleeding in Early Pregnancy

Bleeding in Early Pregnancy

Bleeding during pregnancy is relatively common and doesn’t always mean there’s a problem – but it can be a dangerous sign. Reasons behind Bleeding during pregnancy: Implantation bleeding In early pregnancy, you might get some harmless spotting”. It often happens around the time your period would have been due. Cervical changes/ erosion Pregnancy can cause…

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Bleeding From Bottom

Itchy butt/ hanging skin tag Piles, also known as haemorrhoids, are swellings containing enlarged blood vessels in rectum and anus. In pregnancy, piles can occur because hormones make your veins relax and pressure from gravid uterus. Itching, aching, soreness or swelling around your anus Pain when passing a stool and a mucus discharge A lump…

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Activity or Exercise During Pregnancy

Activity or Exercise during pregnancy will depend on how active you were before you got pregnant and the health issues you may have earlier. People may say that being pregnant is a time to rest. You may often hear them saying: Don’t bend Don’t sit on the floor Don’t climb stairs Don’t drive Don’t carry…

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